Cheese & bacon scones

Cheese & bacon scones

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


makes 12

These savoury brunch beauties can be made ahead of time and warmed up when you're ready to serve. Top with lashings of butter

Nutrition and extra info

  • after baking

Nutrition: per scone

  • kcal292
  • fat20g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 100g butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 10 rashers streaky bacon
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 150ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • handful snipped chives
  • 150g grated cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and grease a 12-hole muffin tin. In a frying pan over a medium heat, fry the bacon for 5 mins until golden. Let it cool, then chop into chunks and set aside

  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and 1 tsp sea salt. Using your fingers, mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil and egg. Tip into the dry mixture, and gently mix until the flour mixture is mostly moistened (lumps will remain). Stir in the bacon, chives and cheese, then spoon the batter into the muffin tin.

  4. Put the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 20 mins or until the tops are golden brown. Serve warm.

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Natalie Brown's picture
Natalie Brown
8th Nov, 2019
Just made these and they look pretty impressive. The tops look like scones and they've got muffin bodies however I wouldn't say the texture is of either. I didn't have 150g of cheese but used parmesan so I don't think it mattered too much though being a bacon lover I will be adding more bacon next time :-) all in all, very happy.
22nd Sep, 2019
Not a scone but a tasty muffin!
12th Mar, 2019
Lovely scones easy to make and turn out perfectly every time. I received a lot of compliments for these.
Lilian Lennox
24th Jan, 2019
Made these today with some leftover gammon and 75grams of parmesan, oh my goodness they are absolutely delicious!! Best scones i have ever made, thank you for a great recipe
isabella1234's picture
6th Jan, 2018
Lovely scones, it took 24 min in my oven. I will definitely make them again.
11th Nov, 2017
Easy recipe and perfect for brunch
1st May, 2016
Perfect recipe, easy and scones are absolutely gorgeous
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karen tansey
12th Mar, 2019
Is it ok to freeze these after baking?
goodfoodteam's picture
12th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can freeze these after baking and defrost as needed.
9th Jul, 2019
How long do these need to be defrosted for before cooking?
goodfoodteam's picture
11th Jul, 2019
Thanks for your question. You need to defrost these after baking not before.
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